Sunday is going to the dogs! Picture book authors, Lisa Rogers, Nelly Buchet, and Elizabeth Suneby are talking puppy tales at a Virtual Event on Crowdcast. During this doggone good time, the authors will read from their books and demonstrate a craft that families can try at home.
If you purchase Lisa Rogers' new book, HOUND WON'T GO, or Elizabeth Suneby's new book, NO ROOM FOR A PUP!, through our website (below) you will receive a personalized bookplate, while supplies last. Nelly Buchet is currently out of the country and bookplates were not feasible to mail. In order to receive your bookplate from Lisa or Elizabeth YOU MUST FILL OUT THIS FORM.
FUN AT HOME: Download and print Lisa Rogers' activity kit and craft sheet. Nelly Buchet's coloring book and finger puppets. Elizabeth Suneby's coloring page can be found below the event block and book list.
Also, here is a link to a limited-edition poster benfitting the Global Giving Covid-19 Relief Fund and to Austin Pets Alive featuring CAT DOG DOG and HOUND WON'T GO and other picture book stars by CAT DOG DOG illustrator Andrea Zuill. Andrea will sign the posters!
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
HOUND WON'T GO - Out for a walk on a cloudy day, Hound suddenly decides that he's gone far enough...right in the middle of a busy intersection His owner tugs on his leash and offers treat after treat, but Hound won't go. Then those clouds open up into a thunderstorm--and Hound goes and goes. Short, bouncy text and a sweet ending make this the perfect story for all who love dogs, even at their most stubborn.
CAT DOG DOG - Here is the oh-so-hilarious and adorable story of a blended family-- using just a few words in various configurations-- from the pets' point-of-view! Cat and Dog live with their human in a suburban house with a big backyard. Sure, they fight like.... well, cats and dogs, but they're used to one another. Dog-- a different dog-- lives a happy only child life in the city with his dad. He has the bed to himself, he never has to share his toys, and that's the way he likes it. So what happens when the Dog's dad and Cat and Dog's mom move in together? Well, it's chaotic. There's not enough room on the bed, for starters. But as the seasons pass, the three animals become a trio and learn to (mostly) love one another. Just as they're settling into a cozy life as a threesome, along comes..... a baby! This laugh-out-loud picture book, which cleverly uses two repeating words, is sure to strike a chord with kids dealing with the ups-and-downs of settling into a blended family of their own.
NO ROOM FOR A PUP! - Mia wants a dog more than anything. But according to her mom, there is just NO ROOM in their very small apartment. Then one day, when she and her grandma are visiting a friend who is giving away puppies, Mia falls in love with a small spotted pup who crawls into her lap. She knows she just has to convince her mom to let her keep him! With help from Grandma --- and some of her pet-owning friends --- can Mia show her mom how much room there really is in their apartment?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Lisa Rogers is an elementary school librarian and former reporter and editor. She holds degrees from The College of William and Mary, Boston College, and Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and the Red Wheelbarrow, and received the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. A native of the New Jersey shore, she lives in Massachusetts with her family and hound dog.
Last seen on HBO's Big Little Lies, Nelly Buchet is an actor and the author of CAT DOG DOG: The Story of a Blended Family (Schwartz & Wade/PRH, 2020, with illustrations by Andrea Zuill). She has spoken at the International Children's Book Fair in Bologna, created a nonprofit that distributes books to refugee children in orphanages, and taught nonviolent conflict resolution in schools. Bonnier will publish her new board book series in 2021. Nelly splits her time between France and the US.
Elizabeth Suneby's award-winning books for young readers include Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea and Razia's Ray of Hope. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.